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24 04, 2019

The History of CPR and Why It Matters Today

By |2019-04-17T15:12:50-07:00April 24th, 2019|Basic Life Support, CPR|Comments Off on The History of CPR and Why It Matters Today

Learning CPR is an important part of any health-based career and is also important for many other professionals as well. Having this certification can help you feel confident whenever you're out in the community because you’ll be able to respond to life-threatening circumstances with ease. Certification may also help you get a new job or [...]

17 04, 2019

The Top Six Myths about CPR and the Truth behind Them

By |2019-04-17T15:12:23-07:00April 17th, 2019|CPR|Comments Off on The Top Six Myths about CPR and the Truth behind Them

Believe it or not, the modern method of CPR has only been around since 1960. Since then, this hands-on practice that can be performed by laypeople and health care workers alike has saved thousands of peoples’ lives. However, despite the prevalence of this practice, many people still misunderstand what CPR is, how it works and [...]

20 03, 2019

What’s up with CAB? Why the ABCs of CPR Have Changed to CAB

By |2019-03-20T00:06:04-07:00March 20th, 2019|CPR, Education|Comments Off on What’s up with CAB? Why the ABCs of CPR Have Changed to CAB

From your earliest moments in the health care field, you probably remember learning about the “ABCs of CPR.” This was taught for approximately 40 years in BLS and advanced life-saving classes. Would it surprise you to learn that the American Heart Association no longer stands by this sequence? Instead, the organization updated its recommendations in [...]

30 01, 2019

Cardiac Arrest: First Steps as a Trained Professional

By |2019-01-28T15:08:55-07:00January 30th, 2019|ACLS, CPR|Comments Off on Cardiac Arrest: First Steps as a Trained Professional

One of the most nerve-wracking aspects of your job as a nurse, physician or other health care provider is the fact that you will be called on regularly to save lives. No matter how well you are trained and how easily you understood and passed your ACLS training, this is still a serious situation that [...]

25 01, 2019

CPR or Defibrillation First? A Look at the Best Practice for Treating Ventricular Fibrillation

By |2019-01-25T14:49:23-07:00January 25th, 2019|CPR, Education|Comments Off on CPR or Defibrillation First? A Look at the Best Practice for Treating Ventricular Fibrillation

One of the stickiest issues as you deal with V-fib is knowing when you should defibrillate the patient and when you should continue with CPR. CPR is obviously necessary for perfusing the brain and the heart muscle, but defibrillation is vital for getting the heart back into a rhythm through which it can perfuse the [...]

21 11, 2018

The Importance of a Quick Response for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

By |2018-11-13T22:56:58-07:00November 21st, 2018|CPR, Education|Comments Off on The Importance of a Quick Response for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

As a medical professional, you already know how important fast medical care is for successful outcomes in nearly any health crisis. With fast care, mobility can be restored, infections averted and quality of life saved or improved. However, one of the most important areas for fast medical assistance is with cardiac arrest. When you’re the [...]